Workforce Development

Freight Mobility Research Institute’s primary goal is to develop a multidisciplinary program of coursework and experiential learning that develops a highly skilled workforce to support the freight transportation industry and to provide high-quality engineering programs for a broad audience. The center’s education program will expand and enhance the existing transportation education offerings at the departments of the consortium universities. FMRI's efforts will support the development of a critical transportation knowledge base and a transportation workforce that is prepared to design, plan, operate, and maintain the complex transportation systems of the future. In addition, the Institute aims to create joint educational freight programs between two or more institutions and with other key regional partners, covering engineering, logistics, planning, and public policy.